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    1. August 17, 2016

      Opposition to run South African capital for first time in fresh blow to ANC

      The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, suffered a stinging blow after opposition parties rejected...

    2. July 8, 2016

      Cape Town: why foreign ‘swallows’ are swooping on homes in suburbs

      Cape Town is a Pole Star for so-called “swallows”, part-time expats, seeking respite while the mercury drops a...

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    1. April 15, 2016

      The Diary: Hedley Twidle

      Deconstruction: a notoriously hard-to-define mode of textual analysis associated with the philosopher Jacques Derrida,...

    2. March 16, 2016

      South Africa winemakers face poor harvest

      As South Africa’s agricultural sector struggles with the effects of last year’s devastating drought, its winemakers...

    3. February 14, 2016

      Anglo American: Survival plans

      Sitting a few miles from Table Mountain at the tip of South Africa, where Anglo American started out on its path to the...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 11, 2016

      Cape Town fires

      A fire fighting helicopter battles a blaze on the mountains above Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday. Gale...

    5. January 8, 2016

      Openings: A surreal swim through Cape Town

      It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, ‘I drank too much last night’.” So runs the...

    6. January 3, 2016

      Stokes and Bairstow rip up cricket record books

      Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow ripped up the record books and knocked off names like Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid — and...

    7. December 13, 2015

      Financial institutions hope innovation labs will give them a competitive edge

      It is mid-morning and, beyond the shadow of the City of London’s financial skyline, an east London street is slowly...

    8. December 8, 2015

      Amid commodity rout, Anglo American plans to shrink to survive

      When Anglo American unveiled plans on Tuesday to cut its operations by almost two-thirds and suspend its dividend for...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      October 23, 2015

      Cape Town protests

      South African police fire rubber bullets to disperse residents of Masiphumelele during a protest against the police in...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      October 7, 2015

      Parliament protest in Cape Town

      Protesters chant slogans and sing during a Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) protest outside parliament...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      September 29, 2015

      Cape Town fires

      A South African resident of Masiphumelele runs past a burning barricade during a protest against the lack of policing...

    12. July 24, 2015

      Africa’s supermarket shopping revolution

      Africa’s supermarkets At the entrance to the Shoprite supermarket in downtown Lusaka, women are wrestling with shopping...

    13. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2015

      How South Africa can fill its public service gap

      As the World Economic Forum holds its Africa meeting in Cape Town, South Africa’s public finances remain under...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2015

      Looking for work in Cape Town

      A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside...

    15. April 3, 2015

      Travel updates: Manchester, Tokyo, France, the south Atlantic

      Manchester The Edwin Lutyens-designed Midland Bank building on King Street has been given a new lease of life as a...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2015

      Fire at Noordhoek Manor old age home

      Firemen battle a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa. A fire fanned by gale force south...

    17. February 27, 2015

      Era of big UK divorce payouts may be getting decree absolute

      When a South African billionaire’s wife finds another woman’s lipstick on his collar, London mayor Boris Johnson joked,...

    18. February 24, 2015

      We hunt unicorns but must also value technology zebras

      The hype around so-called unicorns — those rare companies that have created more than $1bn in value — is unrelenting....

    19. February 13, 2015

      Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

      The annual Mining Indaba event in Cape Town has become a place to take the pulse of the world’s industry. So what state...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Guest post: Africa's role in addressing China's dominance of rare earths

      By Ian Coles of Mayer Brown Mining professionals are gathered in Cape Town this week for Indaba, one of the largest...

    21. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Guest post: a key moment for South African mining legislation

      By Peter Leon, Webber Wentzel As the great, the good and the not so good descend on Cape Town in midsummer for next...

    22. January 30, 2015

      The Twelve Apostles, Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, Jason Bakery, Sababa, Chefs Warehouse Canteen

      A rich lamb terrine, a fillet of fresh, flaky kingklip and a luscious dessert of milk and honey: this was a good meal,...

    23. December 19, 2014

      Trophy hunters return to Cape Town’s high-end property market

      In Cape Town’s affluent coastal suburbs the houses are becoming more opulent and spectacular as they tower imperiously...

    24. November 25, 2014

      South African retailers strike $5.7bn deal

      Steinhoff International, South Africa’s biggest furniture company, has agreed to buy Pepkor, Africa’s largest retailer,...

    25. November 3, 2014

      Notebook: India is a nation in need of a trade deal with itself

      It was easy to calculate road trip times when we lived in the wide open spaces of southern Africa. The rule of thumb...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2014

      Fire in Masiphumelele

      Nick Bothma/EPA South African residents of Masiphumelele assist firemen to extinguish a blaze that devastated parts of...

    27. October 20, 2014

      Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town

      Where: Orange Street Price of an espresso: R25 (£1.40) WiFi: Yes Open: 24 hours Plug sockets: Yes Privacy points: 4/5...

    28. MBA blog

      October 13, 2014

      Reflections on South Africa

      We prepared for months, we contacted companies of all sizes to set up meetings, and finally we travelled thousands of...

    29. September 26, 2014

      A good place to decant: six homes with stylish wine cellars

      Château Soligny, Californie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, €55m Where In Le Californie, an area of hills above...

    30. September 5, 2014

      Booming film industry boosts South Africa’s economy

      Three gun-toting men leap over obstacles and dash behind houses along a Soweto street that Nelson Mandela once called...

    31. August 10, 2014

      The Art and Science of Exploration 1768-80, The Queen’s House, Greenwich, UK – review

      It was in the 18th century that art helped Europe fall under the spell of the exotic. The word had formerly evoked...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      July 16, 2014

      Cape Town protest

      Rodger Bosch/AFP People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel’s military...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 18, 2014

      Eviction restriction

      Nic Bothma/EPA A woman and a child sit at a vacant land in Lwandle, Cape Town, South Africa, following a mass eviction...

    34. April 27, 2014

      South African opposition in tough fight to convince poor blacks

      A tall sign towers over the rickety tin shacks of Khayelitsha, telling residents that the city of Cape Town is taking...

    35. March 28, 2014

      Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014

      Alayne Reesberg is quite clear that design isn’t just about the pretty. “It’s much more about the gritty,” says the...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2014

      The week ahead, March 17-21

      The week ahead in emerging markets: the world will be watching the aftermath of the weekend’s proposed referendum in...

    37. March 9, 2014

      Blueprints for a better world

      Candlestick holders crafted from roof sheeting; a bucket geyser for heating water; a red plastic chair held together...

    38. February 7, 2014

      Cautious mood permeates Mining Indaba

      Cape Town in February is when the mining industry takes its annual health check at its biggest conference. At this...

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